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This restored barn and medieval tower is located within one of the 13 nature parks and is situated in Rome’s city boundaries. It offers a 650-acre organic farm 6 km from St. Peter’s Basilica. This property is perfect for the family who wants a villa in the country, which is actually in one of the world’s most historic cities. Quiet, country elegant, organic and green convenient and classic all add up to a nearly perfect property. A family owned property since the 1600’s.


Price Range Per Week:
€5,800 to €10,000

  • Region:
  • Lazio
  • Setting:
  • Country
  • Type:
  • Villa
  • Bedrooms:
  • 1
  • Sleeps:
  • 10-14
  • Bathrooms
  • 7
  • Nearest City Center:
  • Rome
  • Proximity to City Center
  • 5 km
  • Kitchen:
  • Dishwasher
  • Blender
  • Microwave
  • Toaster
  • Coffee Maker
  • Indoor Features
  • Children Allowed
  • Air Conditioning / Heating
  • Washing Machine
  • WiFi
  • Outdoor Features:
  • Garden
  • Outside Dining
  • Terrace / Balcony
  • Near By:
  • Shopping
  • Dining
  • Museums
  • Theater
  • Agri-Turismo
  • Historic Landmarks
  • Public Transportation
  • City Center
  • Lake / Water Access
  • Biking
  • Food / Cultural Touring
  • Golf
  • Vineyards / Wineries
  • Religious Sites
  • Spa

  • Beds and Baths

    The Barn ground floor:

    Bedroom 1 = Queen bedroom with en suite bathroom with a large corner shower.

    The Barn upper floor:

    Bedroom 2 = Twin/king bedroom with large en suite bathroom with huge shower. 
    Bedroom 3 =  Two twin beds with en suite bathroom with large shower (no curtain)
    Bedroom 4 = Queen bedroom with balcony and en suite bathroom with a very large shower
    Bedroom 5 = Standard double bedroom with an additional single bed with en suite bathroom with tub and shower

    The Tower: 

    Bedroom 6 = On the second floor there is a bedroom with twins/queen and en suite bathroom with tub and handheld shower

    Bedroom 7 = The top floor (3rd) has a queen bedroom with 4 windows (no bathroom on this floor)

    Full bathroom on the ground floor with a shower.

    Living Space

    Main House: 

    • Large multi level living room with fireplace, large windows, door to the garden and large enough to comfortably seat up to 14 people. 
    • There is also a separate dining room that opens out to a covered terrace offering al fresco dining
    • Large professional kitchen with sealed surface countertops, double sink
    • Dishwasher
    • Double ovens
    • Seven-burner stove
    • Chest freezer
    • Gelato machine 
    • Small breakfast table

    • The Tower was restored in 2006 and has been recorded in history since the 12th century
    • There is a living room on the first floor with a TV and large fireplace
    • On the ground floor there is a kitchen with table & chairs

    Household Amenities

    • Central heating offered off-season at an additional fee as used
    • Alarm system
    • Board games
    • CD player 
    • DVD player
    • 2 Kitchens
    • TVs
    • Screens on bedroom windows

    *** Cooking classes can be arranged, many special events can be offered including seats for Christmas Eve mass at St. Peter’s. A car and driver can be arranged for a day or a week. 

    Outside Features 

    • Sorts equipment
    • Golf clubs
    • Croquet
    • Organic gardens with seasonal vegetables available as needed
    • Chickens, donkeys, rabbits and sheep
    • Pool with umbrellas, sun loungers and table & chairs
    • Mountain bikes are available to enjoy a bike track. 
  • Other Features

    *Please note: there is a gentle Jack Russell terrier on the property named Skipper.

    The owner will even provide pick-up and drop-off service to Rome’s airports and a nearby restaurant. Bus service is available into the city for about 1 euro per person. Wood for fireplaces included. These are non-smoking houses. Please note that the tower is not for folks who have difficulty with steps as there are 56 steps from bottom to top

    Services Available by Request

    • Private Cook

    • Electricity (metered)

    • Telephone & fax

    • Heating as used

    • Food shopping (prior to arrival)

    • Extra cleaning

    • Masseuse

    • Golf and horseback riding available

    • Private wine tastings

    • Private cooking classes

    • Laundry & dry cleaning

    • Baby sitting

    • Private transfers

    • Private tours

    • Additional maid services

    • Additional meals

    • Olive oil tastings

    • Private car delivery

    • Italian language lessons

    • Truffle hunting

    • Bike Tours

    Location/Where to Go

    • Rome is minutes away and easily accessed by taxi, bus or private car with driver
    • We do not advise driving your rental car into the city as so much of the city is off limits to non-residents
    • The fines are shockingly high 
    • From Rome all of Italy is accessible by train, car or plane.

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